Work, money and learning

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Learning opportunities

Your library is a great place to learn something new. We run free adult literacy and numeracy classes that give support with reading, writing, spelling and numbers.

Brush up on computer skills or get started with the basics. Access help with job hunting, writing a CV or preparing for interviews.

Digital Learning

We offer a huge range of free digital learning opportunities, from the basics of using iPads, Tablets, laptops or PCs and staying safe online to finding and applying for jobs online as well as a range of accredited digital qualifications:

We can also provide support to make or manage your online Universal Credit claim.

Even if you just want to be able to keep in touch with family and friends online, Glasgow Libraries Digital Learning team can help! Find out about our current learning opportunities below. You can also complete our Digital Learning Registration form, call on 0800 158 3974 or email with any queries.

Community Based Adult Learning

Community-based adult learning provides a range of programmes which include help with reading, writing, spelling and numbers and English language (ESOL). Adults come together in small groups where they are supported by trained tutors to move forward on their lifelong learning journey. Adult learning is available to anyone who is 16 or above.

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Explore our range of free, paid for and funded courses for adults and children.



I had a great time on the class and the tutor was really welcoming and explained things clearly, I’m moving on to an iPad class now.

Help and Support

Glasgow Life Libraries offer a range of resources that can help you find work or develop your career.

Glasgow Life and partners offer free practical numeracy workshops citywide. 

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Top tips on how to write a CV, cover letter and fill in application forms.

A resource page for young entrepreneurs, inventors and creative sparks.

Glasgow Life offers Internships, Work Experience Placements and Modern Apprentices.

Some opportunities need specific skills and/or previous experience. Many opportunities are open to less experienced individuals who are keen to increase their skills. We provide training and skills across a wide range of activities and business areas.

Fill in our work experience form.

All Glasgow Life job opportunities are listed on myjobscotland.​

Glasgow Life offers diverse volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. These range from involvement in one-off events to regular volunteer roles in our museums, arts and music venues, libraries, community and sport facilities.

Search our latest opportunities.

Jobs and Business Glasgow provide a range of services to help you create a professional CV, find and apply for jobs and prepare for interviews. They also offer various training courses to help you prepare for work.

Get more information on all the services offered by visiting Jobs and Business Glasgow

Online resources including Cobra - great for researching career and business ideas

  • Citizens advice bureau

    Helping you with debt worries, benefits, housing matters, employment problems, consumer affairs, tax credit issues, immigration, and more.

    Citizens advice bureau desk at the Mitchell
  • Business and IP Centre Glasgow

    BIPC Glasgow supports entrepreneurs and innovators from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and growing a business.

    Five members of staff stand in a line in front of the BIPC Glasgow sign.
  • Family Finances

    A professional team dedicated to helping parents improve their financial resilience and increase their income through work.

Welfare and benefits advice

Glasgow Life works with a range of partners to offer free and confidential advice and support within libraries and community centres. Support is available on a wide range of issues like benefit claims including Universal Credit, as well as searching for work and legal or consumer advice.

Face-to-face Universal Credit support is currently available by appointment in selected libraries. This service is appointment based and can be booked by speaking to library staff or calling the freephone number 0808 169 9901.

You can get more information on the support available from the Council Tax and Housing Benefit team by visiting Glasgow City Council.

Govan Law Centre (GLC) is a free legal resource with its main office at the Orkney Street Enterprise Centre in Glasgow. GLC now offer legal and tenancy advice in selected libraries in the city.

Through the legal practice of Dailly & Co., Solicitors, GLC undertake expert advice, court and tribunal representation in Scotland. GLC is a member of Glasgow City Council's Glasgow Advice Partnership (GAP) which part funds its work across the South and East of Glasgow.​

Find out more by visiting Govan Law Centre.

GAIN - Money Advice

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